idler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

idle +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

idler (plural idlers)

  1. One who idles; one who spends his or her time in inaction.
  2. One who idles; a lazy person; a sluggard.
  3. (nautical, dated) Any member of a ship's crew who is not required to keep the night-watch[1]
  4. A mechanical device such as a pulley or wheel that does not transmit power, but supports a moving belt etc.[2][3][4]

Synonyms[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

idler

  1. comparative form of idle: more idle

References[edit]

  1. ^ OED 2nd edition 1989
  2. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idler%20wheel
  3. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idler+pulley
  4. ^ OED 2nd edition 1989

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